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  1. Very clouded tank

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello! I have a Fluval Spec V, and I'm trying to get it set up for my betta. When I put in the substrate (Flourite Black Sand), it got super cloudy - image attached. Its been this way for at least a day, and there has been zero change. I've done a couple of water changes just to see if it would...
  2. Sand clouded water(5 gallon tank)

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I recently bought my 5 gallon tank and wanted to do a planted aquarium. I chose sand as a substrate because it looks nice, and I think it helps plants grow. I forgot to rinse my sand(National Geographic Aquarium Substrate, White) and the water clouded up like crazy. I let the tank sit for 1 and...
  3. Help, should I change the water?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Today, I got tired of my fake set-up and wanted to give my little betta boy some life in his tank. I bought sand and three live plants, but now the water is really cloudy. I let the filter run on high intensity setting for about half an hour before I put him in and turned it off completely to...
  4. Help, cloudy water from sand/planting ?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Today, I got tired of my fake set-up and wanted to give my little betta boy some life in his tank. I bought sand and three live plants, but now the water is really cloudy. I let the filter run on high intensity setting for about half an hour before I put him in and lowered it back down to...
  5. cloudy water help?

    Other Fish
    So i've had a tank set up for roughly a month now, roughly 5 weeks, but for 4 of those weeks i have had cloudy water. it doesn't seem to be hurting the fish any, they're active and eating and even the sensitive ghost shrimp seem to be doing absolutely fine. it just looks awful. (and of course...
  6. Cloudy water even with filter

    Betta Fish Care
    So guys, I have a 2.5gallon, not cycled tank for a month and a half now. I have a sponge filter Top Fin that should be up to 10gallon, but the water is always cloudy. I changed 50% of the water 2 days ago and now is already cloudy again. When I change the water a lot of particles go up from the...
  7. My overly-helpful boyfriend...

    Betta Fish Care
    So, Saturday night (it's now Monday, for those of you who might be a bit ahead of me) I got a male Betta. He's beautiful and seems to be happy. I've been giving him two pellets of food per day, as I've seen suggested online. Today, when I got home from work, my very helpful and well-meaning...
  8. Cloudy water after replacing my filter

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Last night I took out the filter that had come with my 36 gallon tank and replaced it with a Fluval Aquaclear 50. In order to keep the cycle going in my tank I just rinsed the old filter media in tank water and then placed in at the bottom of the tank. Today, when I got home from work I checked...
  9. First time betta owner.... ?'s Help!

    Betta Fish Care
    OK so I have 2 betta's both in 5 gallon tanks now I wan not aware of cycling until I had the fish already in them ... ( I should have looked into setting up a tank before) so the one tank has a ph of 6.5 ammonia is 0 both nitrates are 0 but the water is super cloudy with a film on top I am...
  10. Cloudy water?

    Betta Fish Care
    I did a 25% water change on Thursday and ever since the next day the water has been a little cloudy. Athena seems to be behaving normally, swimming around happily, eating well, so I can't really tell if there may be something wrong with the water. Is it normal for tank water to be a bit cloudy...
  11. Cloudy water?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My boyfriend's fish Sashimi is in a 3 gallon unfiltered glass bowl with stones. We recently just got the fish a new silk plant and a little statue and did a full water change yesterday, but now the tank is weirdly cloudy. (like milky cloudy...white). We use tap water to fill the tanks, always...
  12. The pump in my betta's home is blowing out dust?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello! Hoping that this is the right section for this post..... Anyway, I bought a new tank the other day. I gave all the components a thorougher clean before setting it up. The water was crystal clear before I turned the pump on, but once I turned it on, the water clouded up with dust particles...
  13. Why is my tank water cloudy and yellow and how do I fix it?

    Betta Fish Care
    I recently switched my halfmoon Betta's tank (5.5 gallon) to sand substrate (Caribsea) from gravel. I left just a bit of gravel to make a small "river" in the tank for decoration. I did do a 100% water change to get all of the gravel out, though I realize now I should have kept some of the water...
  14. Stressed out too much, makes me worried.

    Betta Fish Care
    Normally my betta Mac is really happy and playful. I recently moved him from a 1 gallon tank with no filter or heater into a 5 gallon one with a heater and filter. I moved him into his 5 gallon one yesterday and didn't buy the filter until today. I'm assuming we just stressed him out way too...
  15. New Betta, Cloudy Water, Needs Tank Mates

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone! I've had bettas before, but with the betta that I just brought home, I wanted to make sure that everything is done exactly right and wanted to try out live plants! I got him a 2.5 gallon Top Fin aquarium with a live dwarf cardinal plant (and Leaf Zone by API). All this was done...
  16. Cloudy water in new tank?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    The other day i got a complete 10 gallon tank from a friend. i washed the gravel before setting it up, washed the tank and the decorations (silk plants, rocks) inside it. The tank was set up for a whole day before I took my new betta home. However, the water is still slightly hazy, and I thought...
  17. Mopani wood issue

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi all, I've always had mopani wood in my tanks...think it's neat....a drag to cure sometimes but a nice visual addition. Found a neat little piece at the lfs, boiled it for an hour or two not a lot of tannin in it and popped in Bob's tank. First day the tank clouded up, did a major water...
  18. Clouded Water - Blecch

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi All, I have a 4 gallon, heated, filtered, cycled & planted tank (not NPT, no substrate, just gravel) and accidentally overfed on Wednesday because I switched from ghost shrimp to red cherry shrimp and forgot the littler RCS wouldn't eat as much. Now the water is disgustingly cloudy. I did...
  19. Possible Bacterial Bloom?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello Betta fish community!! I am very new to owning a beautiful betta and just got my little guy yesterday. He is in a 1.5 Gal tetra cube tank with a whisper filter. He has a little bit of fin rot so I'm going to do water changes every other day because it is a mild case. (what I was told to do...
  20. Murky waterin 5 gallon tank while cycling with food??

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi! I'm new here and I was hoping you guys could help me with my little dilemma seeing as though you guys provide gr8 advice :) I wanted to upgrade my betta from his 1 gallon tank so I bought a new 5 gallon tank which I began to cycle 2 days ago using the food method (the food is inside a...
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